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Briar Cliff announces commencement ceremonies, speakers and honored candidates for graduation

Apr 21, 2017

Briar Cliff University will host a baccalaureate liturgy and commencement ceremony to honor the University’s 2017 candidates for undergraduate and graduate degrees.

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Briar Cliff Review recognizes emerging writers and artists for 29 years

Mar 31, 2017

Tricia Currans-Sheehan loves the "new book smell" — the aroma of the ink that lingers on freshly printed editions of The Briar Cliff Review, the internationally renowned literary magazine she has been editing for nearly three decades. ...


Briar Cliff student, administrator honored as “Women of Excellence”

Mar 29, 2017

A Briar Cliff University student, Marissa Messinger, and BCU's vice president for university relations, Tina Stroud, were each honored on March 28 during the 33rd annual Women of Excellence recognition banquet at the Sioux City Convention Center. ...


Briar Cliff University announces new athletic director

Mar 15, 2017

Today, Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of new athletic director Nic Nelson. ...


Nationally renowned psychologist, motivational speaker to keynote health care conference at Briar Cliff

Mar 7, 2017

With a jovial personality as colorful as the Toltec medicine necklace he often wears around his neck, Dr. Roberto Dansie is an easy man to like. ...


‘Lunch with the Chargers’ raises $18K for BCU student scholarships

Feb 17, 2017

Briar Cliff University raised $18,314 at its annual “Lunch with the Chargers” event on Feb. 10 at M’s on 4th Restaurant. ...


Briar Cliff University announces new head football coach

Feb 14, 2017

Briar Cliff University is excited to announce the hiring of the new head football coach, Dennis E. Wagner. ...


Briar Cliff University announces new Board of Trustee members

Feb 13, 2017

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Moses D. Elam, M.D. and Mark D. Schuett have joined the Board of Trustees for the university. ...


STUDENT BLOG: “Things I'm grateful for, after our mission trip to Honduras”

Jan 30, 2017

After 11 days on a mission trip to Honduras, student Sidney Marks reflected on the new perspective she has on life — including a few things she's especially thankful for: ...


Dr. Shirvani reflects on his first semester leading Briar Cliff University

Jan 26, 2017

The recently appointed president of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City insists every day brings a smile to his face. ...


Briar Cliff appoints V.P. for Finance and Administration

Dec 7, 2016

Briar Cliff University is pleased to announce that Ken Rueter has been appointed vice president for administration and finance. ...


BCU president, Dr. Shirvani, makes appearance on KSCJ’s ‘Grow Siouxland’

Dec 3, 2016

Recently Dr. Hamid Shirvani, president of Briar Cliff, was a guest on the “Grow Siouxland” radio program and discussed everything from his personal upbringing in Iran to his five-year plan for BCU. ...


Briar Cliff alumnus at the helm of Sioux City's Sanford Center

Nov 21, 2016

The Sanford Center is known for programs that seek to halt the growth of gangs in the city, and runs after-school and summer programs. ...


Briar Cliff unveils display honoring faculty emeriti

Nov 19, 2016

Briar Cliff University unveiled a permanent display honoring its faculty emeriti on Nov. 18 during a ceremony on campus. ...


University presents “A Briar Cliff Christmas”

Nov 17, 2016

Briar Cliff University’s Department of Music will present “A Briar Cliff Christmas,” Siouxland’s premier holiday choral celebration, on Dec. 3 at the Bishop Heelan Fine Arts Center. ...


New special education program will address shortage in community

Nov 14, 2016

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